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    Default Mayfly or ?

    Howzit Guys ,
    I need a positive id of this . Anybody?


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    Hi Ricko,

    Could be a Mayfly specie from the family Caenidae? I am not sure if the adults loose 1 tail at maturity or had two tails to start with. Anyway at first glance it looks like Caenis.
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 16-02-11 at 09:29 AM.
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    This is my thoughts exactly, but the Tail thing maak my deurmekaar.

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    I reckon it's one of the Caenis species adults but from the shortness of the tail I reckon it's abdomen may well have been photographed hanging downwards to compress it's view to us if you see what I mean as their lower bodies/tails are usually longer. Some Caenis adult species do indeed only have two tails. In any event looks like there may be a vestige of a third tail in the middle - or is that my wonky eyesight?
    Last edited by chris williams; 16-02-11 at 03:13 PM.
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    A Dead One?

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